I went out a few weeks ago with the American Photo Treks group. to take pictures of the Milky Way over the plains. I tried out a new lens to see if that made it easier.
This was a 20 mm lens and I used a shutter speed of 15 sec. I could have gotten away with 20 sec according to the 400 rule, but I’m beginning to think that I should do the math and calculate the star’s rotation rate by how far away the star is from true north. Then, I’ll write an app for my iPhone.
And I did shoot this in color but came to the conclusion that I didn’t need the color for what was important in this picture. I used NIK silver efex pro 2, and the noise reduction in DXO optics.